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Age UK East Grinstead and District

Independently-funded local charity supporting older people and their families/carers in East Grinstead and the surrounding rural areas, providing hot lunches, activity centre, exercise classes, computer classes, quizzes and games, outings, holidays, community outreach, domestic cleaning service, dementia respite service, etc.

Updated:
3 January 2017
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Care, Charity, Local DAA Members
Local Alliances:
East Grinstead Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

To work with Steering Group to encourage Dementia Champions training to be held locally. To explore more Trustees, staff and volunteers who are interested in undertaking the training and delivering Dementia Friends sessions in East Grinstead.

To work with the Steering Group and other members of the EGDAA to participate in delivering Dementia Friends sessions.

To hold Dementia Friends awareness sessions with staff annually.

To consider programming and activities ensuring they are suitable or adapted where possible for members who have dementia.

To assign a buddy member to any member who has dementia to ensure that they feel comfortable with a friend who can help them.

Review the layout of the business to remove/reduce hazards/concerns for those living with dementia.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

working with busy people who may feel that they already have an awareness but not the time for a specific session or ability to commit to become a champion or buddy.  

funding and staffing resources to make changes and reviews timely.      

Member website

www.ageuk/eastgrinstead

2. Actions

  • To increase the number of Dementia Champions trained within the organisation.

    To work with Steering Group to encourage Dementia Champions training to be held locally. To explore more Trustees, staff and volunteers who are interested in undertaking the training and delivering Dementia Friends sessions in East Grinstead.

    2 staff members have trained as Dementia Champions (Pam Mitchell and Kate Strong). 2 trustees would like to undertake the training once more local Dementia Champions sessions can be organised (Mike Hollins and Victoria Dickinson).

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  • To increase involvement of Dementia Champions in delivering Dementia Friends training across East Grinstead, working in partnership with other agencies.

    To work with the Steering Group and other members of the EGDAA to participate in delivering Dementia Friends sessions.

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  • To have at least 50% of trustees, staff and volunteers receive Dementia Friends sessions

    To hold Dementia Friends awareness sessions with staff annually.

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  • To ensure that a minimum of 50% of trustees, staff and volunteers are dementia aware.

    To hold Dementia Friends awareness sessions with staff annually.

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  • To be accessible to all community members and improve communication for those living with dementia.

    To consider programming and activities ensuring they are suitable or adapted where possible for members who have dementia.

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  • To make the environment welcoming to customers with dementia.

    Review the layout of the business to remove/reduce hazards/concerns for those living with dementia.

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